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jweek
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Post Your HSPA+ Speeds Here

Fellow AT&T Wireless Broadband forum members,

Now that the AT&T 3G network is being updated to HSPA+ across the country, I suggest that it's an appropriate time for us to also start watching download speeds.

Accordingly, here's my entry, from Reno, NV, 89509 using a USBConnect Shockwave (Sierra Wireless USB 308):

Early in the morning :




Mid Morning:



tman852

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»Review of AT&T Wireless Broadband by tman852

Those tests are slightly outdated yes, but the speeds are identical to now. I'll edit this with updated speeds tonight when I get off work.



jweek
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Pings are always 65-90 and no higher than 10 jitter.


jweek
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better today...



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chgo_man99

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San Jose, CA
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This all is the regular HSPA 7.2. Unless you use Shockwave or other usb stick that supports hspa+ no way you have it. And smartphone don't support this yet (on ATT).

At best the speed varies but it usually averages to half.

i.e

7.2 - 3 mb

14.4 - 7-8 mb

21 - 10-12 mb



jweek
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said by chgo_man99:

This all is the regular HSPA 7.2. Unless you use Shockwave or other usb stick that supports hspa+ no way you have it. And smartphone don't support this yet (on ATT).

At best the speed varies but it usually averages to half.

i.e

7.2 - 3 mb

14.4 - 7-8 mb

21 - 10-12 mb

from my first post:

Accordingly, here's my entry, from Reno, NV, 89509 using a USBConnect Shockwave (Sierra Wireless USB 308)

And from today -



Perhaps the towers here in Reno have not been upgraded to HSPA+ yet?

chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA

or they haven't upgraded backhaul to your tower yet.


tman852

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We're on HSUPA.



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nycnetwork

join:2000-11-12
Brooklyn, NY
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NYC AT&T HSPA+



lastmile

join:2007-09-08
Robertsville, MO
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Pretty good speed in rural area during off-peak in morning:




Speed test with one PC wide-open and another concurrently connected via VPN.

Please improve/increase caps.


nycnetwork

join:2000-11-12
Brooklyn, NY
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Also, you can't say that 7.2 HSPA averages in the 3-4mbps range. I can easily pull 6mbps on my iPhone 4, and 5mbps is a no sweat on a clear tower. As far as I know, AT&T is skipping on 14.4mbps HSPA, and going straight to 21.6mbps HSPA+, which is what USBconnect shockwave is capable of. However, I have yet to see anyone NATIONWIDE to reach the speeds that are above HSPA 7.2, on any HSPA+ enabled device (usb modems).
Which tells us that AT&T even though has HSPA+ enabled, is still data limiting customers up to 7.2mbps no matter what device they'd be using.


tman852

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What's irritating though is the caps...there is no reseller as a work around either. The only way to get uncapped service for air cards is to have a business tax ID and pay about $80 a month I believe it is.



nycnetwork

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said by tman852:

What's irritating though is the caps...there is no reseller as a work around either. The only way to get uncapped service for air cards is to have a business tax ID and pay about $80 a month I believe it is.

I'm totally using iPad's $29.95 unlimited data sim card that I've been paying since may. They're not offering that plan anymore, but mine got grandfathered. Popped it in the (unlocked) T-Mobile's Rocket USB modem, and voila... Unlimited Data on AT&T. Can't wait for the speeds to get upgraded to HSPA+ and especially LTE


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tim
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From my iPhone 4, in Plainfield IL...



Not bad.



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youba

@mycingular.net



briand069

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This is a Dell Streak tethered to a netbook wireless.


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tman852

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Oddly enough, lately it's showing my connection as being located in Columbus when doing speedtests now, which is only 20 miles from my actual physical location. Makes the ping times that much better.


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djrobx
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This is from a tethered iPhone.




If only AT&T can make their network reliable...

They're not offering that plan anymore, but mine got grandfathered. Popped it in the (unlocked) T-Mobile's Rocket USB modem, and voila... Unlimited Data on AT&T.

Careful with that - AT&T is very good at monitoring IMEI's and matching them up with the service tiers that they're supposed to be on.

Take a basic phone's SIM and pop it in an iPhone, and you'll immediately start getting text messages insisting that you upgrade to an appropriate iPhone plan. You can also log into their website and it'll usually show you whatever device you've put the SIM in within a few minutes automatically.

--
AT&T U-Hearse
Your funeral. Delivered.


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